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As a mother of a 6 month old baby, I was a little daunted at the sheer volume of work I thought was involved in baby-proofing my home. With the number of variables involved and the risk of a baby proofing product actually doing the opposite rather than helping my cause, I admit I thought it was a [...]
CNN.com “Every milestone — from when your baby first holds up her sweet little head to when she speaks her first word — is thrilling. These moments aren’t just exciting and fun; they’re also markers that can clue you in to your baby’s development. Most parents already know to look for the much-lauded ones, like [...]
“The facts are staggering. Studies have shown an infant goes through between 7,000 and 8,000 diaper changes before entering potty training. World Watch estimates 450 billion disposable diapers are used each year and contribute nearly 77 million tons of waste to landfills. Even worse, a disposable diaper normally made out of plastics takes around 500 [...]
Image by PROYECTO AGUA** /** WATER PROJECT via Flickr Article Source: Bio-medicine.org; TORRANCE, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ — A Japanese study found women who took Chlorella pyrenoidosa supplements during pregnancy had significantly higher IgA antibody concentrations in their breast milk(1). The higher levels of IgA resulted in a reduced risk of infection in nursing infants. [...]
Image by 4peterse via Flickr Source: MedicalNewsToday.com – “Parents are faced with a difficult task when they try to balance authority with children’s autonomy: they are trying to be the right kind of parents, while at the same time trying to form the right kind of kids. And there are many sources of information and [...]
Source: WebMD.com Aug. 3, 2009 — The number of students who end up in emergency rooms because of physical education class injuries has increased significantly since the late 1990s, according a new study. For the study, published in Pediatrics, researchers analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance Study of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety [...]
Image by alvi2047 via Flickr “ScienceDaily (May 20, 2009) — The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according [...]